St. Antony the Great.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
St. Antony the Great.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
The Sayings of the Desert Fathers
Friday, March 20, 2009
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Monday, March 16, 2009
Which is natural and thus of God and which is unnatural and thus of man; centrifugal or centripetal actions? The centrifugal principle is an explosive action projecting matter from an organized state into a disorganized state. I would propose that this is not a natural condition but is a man induced action which is not consistent with the natural order of the universe. To prove this theory we need only observe earthly and universal phenomena. For instance, what occurs when you pull the plug out of the bath tub drain? The water naturally creates a vortex flowing in a centripetal motion drawing in on itself and creating energy as it flows down the drain. The forces of a hurricane, a tornado or a typhoon could be described in a similar fashion in that these energies are drawn inward creating a tremendous amount of force and compressed energy displaying a centripetal action. The galaxies also reveal a centripetal motion in that we can observe matter rotating towards a center point much like a hurricane. Black holes as well reveal the sheer cosmic power of centripetal action much like water flowing through the drain of a giant cosmic bath tub.
As we consider this phenomena, is there any proof of a centrifugal force occurring in nature apart from man? Centrifugal forces in as much as I understand them are associated with explosions such as in the combustion engine, atomic fission and incendiary devices with all of these actions producing toxic fallout of varying proportions. Centrifugal actions do not fit within the natural cycles of life, rejuvenation or regeneration whereas centripetal forces create clean and structured energy fitting splendidly into the natural cycles of life although it should be noted that hurricanes, tornados and typhoons are able to create tremendous energies that contribute to a restructuring of nature, never the less, they are natural forces with no toxic consequences.
So, why am I talking about centripetal and centrifugal forces in a blog that is devoted to Orthodoxy? Because Orthodoxy is all about right thinking, right belief, right doctrine and right worship and heresy is all about distorting truth and the conclusion we can draw from this observation is that if it isn't orthodox it's heresy. There is no in-between existence although the ecumenical movement would prefer that we believe otherwise.
As I discuss this subject, I need to emphasize that I am not in any stretch of the imagination a scholar or an authority on science, creation, the Bible or Orthodoxy. I am just a fool with a blog who occasionally enjoys sharing his feeble thoughts as well as posting the wonderful wisdom of our ancient fathers. So, I will continue to contemplate my mental wanderings. As we all know, all perspectives on how the universe and the earth began, evolved or came into existence are merely speculations based on observations of nature and the question I have is this, "Why is it that man would even begin to entertain a big bang theory based on the so-called principle of centrifugalism?". The only 'big bangs' observed in nature are those created by man. All other observations of nature reveal a centripetal force at work which would indicate that all matter has always been observed to revolve in a circular inward motion moving towards a center point. This force and corresponding action are undeniable and irrefutable, whereas centrifugal force has no natural occurrence anywhere in the observable universe of inner space or outer space, at least in as much as my feeble mind is able to comprehend.
In saying this, I am not even beginning to address the subject of where matter came from in the first place, although I think it would be appropriate to state that all matter originally generated as vibrational energies emanating from the mind of God and those vibrational energies have been manifest to us as observable matter in a myriad of different shapes, sizes, masses, textures, colors and variations of life form.
It is also apparent from observing nature that she seeks equilibrium and order so long as life energies are present and as those vibrational energies seemingly fade, living matter begins to break down towards disorder, yet from a disordered and decaying state, this de-energized matter wonderously continues to contribute to the cycles of nature sacrificially contributing it's transmuted and re-energized properties to other life forms. Thus there is a continual and balanced building up and breaking down process that occurs in nature and in some mysterious manner, the forces of centripetal action contribute to this balanced restructuring of the vibrational energies of nature present within the entire universe. Again, in observing nature, it would appear that centripetal movements contribute to the cycle of life while centrifugal forces disrupt the cycle of life and thus appear contrary to nature.
What I am proposing in this little dialogue is that all disciplines of science as well as any academic discipline are heretical unless they are founded on an orthodox premise and any belief that deviates from an orthodox premise is really a propagation of the Evil One introduced to mankind as reality which is actually a distraction from what is true and sound doctrine, belief and understanding. Thus, I would propose that centrifugal force is but one more creation of the Devil embraced by mankind to keep us in a state of confusion thus obscuring our vision so that we are not able to grasp or comprehend the magnificent mysteries of creation because if we did understand them correctly, we would be creating clean energy based on centripetal principles that fit within the natural cycle of nature. Ultimately, this shortcoming reveals two facts; the Evil One's preoccupation with inflicting death and suffering on manikind and our broken condition which inhibits us from enjoying more fully the benefits that God has gifted to us as His beloved children.
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The whales lie beached on the sands
The wooly beasts have left the plains
The waters no longer dance with light
The trees are infested and fallen
The treasures of the terrain have left their dwelling place
Desolate and barren, the earth falters
The heavens no longer reveal wonders
Breath bears death and confusion
Clouds have lost their glory
The spirit of earth has become defliled
Nature wallows and sways in her infirmities
Men of strength have overcome her
The flowers are crushed
All that was living has been trampled
Stars fall from the heavens
The moon no longer shines
The sun burns hot
Yet darkness overtakes us
What was, shall be no more
Shall the earth ever breath again?
Will darkness and death be the victor?
Who has directed darkness and death?
Who has been it's general?
Beauty has been plundered and raped?
How did this happen to my beloved?
Is revenge forthcoming?
Or will beauty be left to the worms?
How I long for the beginning and the past
Why has the flower faded?
Why does the grain bring death?
How is it that waters once so pristine and lively
have become bitter with poison?
Is this the work of the laborer?
And who is this laborer and where is his taskmaster?
And where is the king of this land?
Have we been cast off and abandoned?
Are we of no value and given up as dung?
I cry out into the darkness
Who hears me?
My voice is lost in the vastness of the unknown
My heart yearns for what has been lost
I have given myself over to the destroyer and in faithfulness
I have been destroyed.
My blood is split and my life is done
Yet, he who was in the beginning shall come again
In glorious light, he will shine upon the earth
The waters will be made clean
The animals will be brought back
The trees will be for the healing of mankind
And that which was dead shall live again.
And darkness shall forever be swallowed up
never to be known again.